Andres Freund wrote: > On 2016-05-06 14:17:13 -0700, Joshua D. Drake wrote: > > How do I test? > > > > Is there a script I can run? > > Unfortunately there's few interesting things to test with pre-made > scripts. There's no relevant OS dependency here, so each already > existing test doesn't really lead to significantly increased coverage > being run by other people. Generally, when testing for correctness > issues, it's often of limited benefit to run tests written by the author > of reviewer - such scripts will usually just test things either has > thought of. The dangerous areas are the ones neither author or reviewer > has considered.
We touched this question in connection with multixact freezing and wraparound. Testers seem to want to be given a script that they can install and run, then go for a beer and get back to a bunch of errors to report. But it doesn't work that way; writing a useful test script requires a lot of effort. Jeff Janes has done astounding work in these matters. (I don't think we credit him enough for that.) -- Álvaro Herrera http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/ PostgreSQL Development, 24x7 Support, Remote DBA, Training & Services -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers